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Old 02-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Hey all!! Just wondering if anyone could give me a heads up on what type of sharks I can expect nibbling on my line off of the beach in mid-march around the Destin area. I am hoping to catch my first shark!!! Thanks for any help guys. How far do baits have to go out off of the Destin beaches that time of year? I was planning on just letting it rip as far as I can at Dusk and fish into the night....
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Any takers?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Sandbars, Spinners, Atlantic Sharpnose, and Bulls just start showing up.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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Hey all!! Just wondering if anyone could give me a heads up on what type of sharks I can expect nibbling on my line off of the beach in mid-march around the Destin area. I am hoping to catch my first shark!!! Thanks for any help guys. How far do baits have to go out off of the Destin beaches that time of year? I was planning on just letting it rip as far as I can at Dusk and fish into the night....
I've been shark fishing for a few years and have caught them at various distances from the beach. I tend to yak my bait out really far most of the time, in Pensacola I've dropped beyond the 2nd sand bar which can be 300-400 yards; in between the sandbars (75-200 yards); and caught them on spinning reels that I just casted out (though, they can be see that close). With that being said, I've also landed a 5' ish blacktip while retrieving my line to pack up and go home. The bait couldn't have been further than 20-30 yards off the beach when it hit. So what can you take from this? So long as you have patience and are fishing at the right time of day with proper bait, you can probably hook up on a shark just wading out a bit and slinging some bait. I you have more specific questions, feel free to ask or PM me. Enjoy your trip.
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i was told there's no shore fishing in march in destin. closed for the party season. ill have to confirm though.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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Hawkeye,
I have the exact same plan in mid march as well. Family stuff during day and fish at night, I hope that comment about beach closed to fishing is not right, 3/16 to 3/23.
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I heard that black tip are tearing up the Perdido Bay. Any word from anyone here?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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The last few years we have always been able to fish off the beach during those times, I've just never targeted sharks so I'm
Pretty sure we are good. Worst case scenario I walk down the beach a couple hundred yards and fish from the jetty
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #9
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Will the Beach restoration in Destin right now effect the shark fishing in March?? While I got you guys....would you guys use 14/0 Mustad Demon Circles or 15/0 Regular mustad circles thatI ordered from leardertec? Thanks all for the help so far....everyone on this site is great!
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #10
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Lowprofile,

Anymore reports from the Destin area?? I always enjoy reading them!
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